Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Anna Maria

The island views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Anna Maria. This city's bird watching, fishing and surfing draw many visitors. Fort De Soto Park and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Anna Maria

Are you looking for things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Anna Maria a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Fish Hole Adventure Golf (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Manatee Golf Course (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Heather Hills Golf Course (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • River Run Golf Links (12.8 mi / 20.7 km)
  • People at Play (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Anna Maria

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 91°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Anna Maria

Nature lovers will enjoy Anna Maria for its island views, pristine beaches and breathtaking sunrises. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Anna Maria is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fort De Soto Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Bean Point Beach (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Manatee Public Beach (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Brandenton Beach (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Robinson Preserve (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Anna Maria

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 14.7 mi (23.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 17.4 mi (28 km) away.

Where to stay around Anna Maria?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,507 holiday lettings near Anna Maria. From 1,604 Houses to 195 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Anna Maria is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Anna Maria?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Anna Maria:

  • Jungle Terrace: 51 holiday homes
  • United Central: 32 holiday homes
  • Bay Isles: 193 holiday homes
  • North East Park: 26 holiday homes
  • Bayou Oaks: 53 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Anna Maria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Anna Maria. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Island Players: 7,359 holiday lettings
  • Anna Maria Island Museum and Historical Park: 7,410 holiday lettings
  • Demens Landing Park: 8,607 holiday lettings
  • Red Barn Flea Market Plaza: 8,479 holiday lettings
  • Salvador Dali Museum: 8,702 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Anna Maria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Anna Maria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,604 Houses in Anna Maria. Our other popular types of Anna Maria holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 195 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,305 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 195 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Anna Maria?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,780 holiday homes with pool available in Anna Maria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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